How it works

Incapsula was one of the first security services to offer bot management. We've built a database containing millions of browser and bot signature variants, which allows us to accurately identify most bots. Our database is constantly expanding through preemptive research by our security team.

When a new bot variant is encountered, we profile it according to:

  • HTTP/S header content
  • IP and ASN information
  • Behavioral patterns and technology fingerprints

If a new bot displays suspicious behavior, a series of transparent challenges, such as holding a cookie and parsing JavaScript are issued. Incapsula avoids the routine use of CAPTCHA to ensure minimal interruptions to legitimate users.

How it works

FAST TRACK LEGITIMATE USERS

Even under the most extreme DDoS attacks, your website's load speed will not be affected. What’s more, legitimate users will never be disturbed by annoying ‘delay pages’ or CAPTCHA challenges.

FAST TRACK LEGITIMATE USERS

PUTTING YOU IN CONTROL

With Incapsula you can create custom security rules that are propagated worldwide immediately. This allows effortless whitelisting and blacklisting of specific bots or visitors displaying distinct characteristics.

PUTTING YOU IN CONTROL

REAL TIME VIEW OF BOT TRAFFIC

Incapsula dashboards offer a live view of all incoming traffic right down to the request level. Coupled with the ability to shape security rules on-the-fly, this gives you complete control over who (or what) accesses your domain.

REAL TIME VIEW OF BOT TRAFFIC

CONSTANTLY UPDATED SIGNATURE POOL

A dedicated security team collects traffic signals from across our global network to discover new bot variants and quickly update bot signatures.

CONSTANTLY UPDATED SIGNATURE POOL